Incas, who considered themselves a sacred race and the progeny
of the sun and moon, worshipped their "parents," the
evening star, the spirit of thunder and the rainbow, together
with other gods, of whom Viracocha was the presiding power.
This great temple, ascribed to him, is at Racche in the Titcaca
district. Here were sacrificed objectes most prized by the people
- grain, fruits, a few animals, and products of their own industry.
It is worthy of note that the Inca temples were never polluted,
like those in Mexico, with the blood of human victims.
Wonders of the Past